We had a lovely time here. As it was on a Saturday there were many people enjoying the area. It is also closer in distance to us than any of the other places we usually go to, and yet it has been three or four years since our last visit.
We saw a few gulls on the lake, and I am not sure what those other water birds are. If anyone can make them out enough to ID, I appreciate the help. The most prevalent bird was the Canada Goose. The other birds were too far out on the water for a decent photo, but it's a memory.
There is a real nice video at YouTube, of the park's birds at this link.
People were feeding the geese and they were swimming nearer to shore by the dozens. A loaf of bread was on the menu. Here are a few of them. You may remember my post - link here - on why we should not feed geese bread, or any kind of human food. Other birds can be affected also. I remember doing this with my parents when I was little, and it sure does bring lot of joy. The geese at the lake looked healthy enough, but I now know what it can do. The information I shared on my old post can be read underneath my picture of the butterflies.
There were a few dogs in the area. This one had been tugging on that leash and I could tell he wanted to chase the geese, but its human gently pulled back and the cute dog paid mind to what she was saying quietly.
I was impressed with the way she was controlling the situation, not with a lot of force but with a whole lot of love.
Still more to follow but I'm calling it an early night as it has been a long day - in a good way - and I'm feeling a wee bit tired.